Lynn Sansom

Occupational Therapist
Craniosacral, Visceral and Neuromeningeal Treatment

Lynn joins Murphy Therapeutic Group, bringing over 35 years of experience in Occupational Therapy to the clinic. Her area of interest is primarily brain injury recovery. She has spent the past 22 years in the community working with adults recovering from strokes or accidents resulting in brain injuries of differing severities. In her ongoing Craniosacral, Visceral and Neuromeningeal treatment training, she is impressed by the benefits that these treatment approaches can provide as she believes it adds an element of enhanced coping and recovery. These non-invasive treatments use very light touch. The person receiving the treatment lies down and remains fully clothed. Touch is typically centered around the spine and head.  During a session people may report feeling calmer. After a session they may report feeling better rested, with less “brain fog” and with more energy overall.

As a licensed Occupational Therapist, Lynn brings experience with brain injury/concussion, stroke rehabilitation, orthopedics, neurology, anxiety and depression.  In a session, she may ask about sleep quality and/or habits, coping with sensory processing, movement challenges, thinking struggles as well as daily functional challenges.  Specifically with brain injury recovery, she may address headache management, symptom tracking, energy conservation and fatigue management. Lynn has training in Motivational Interviewing; how to help people to make effective changes in their lives that are personally relevant and meaningful. She is very familiar with community resources. With a certificate in Pediatric Neurodevelopmental Treatment (NDT) and a pediatric Craniosacral course, she has an interest in working with children and their parents.

Having obtained a Bachelor of Science from Queen’s University in 1983, Lynn remains a lifelong learner. She completes regular ongoing professional education and continues to foster her networks within the community.

Lynn’s gentle sense of humour and creativity along with her training in Occupational Therapy provide a unique view of people’s functioning.  Her goal is to listen to your day-to-day concerns and, using a blend of treatment approaches, to effect change for enhanced coping and recovery.